Window shopping stories - A7, A77, 70-400mm and more

Started Jan 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
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nandbytes Senior Member • Posts: 5,965
Window shopping stories - A7, A77, 70-400mm and more

Actual intention was to try out a few camera bags <- profusely failed at this


Tried these and they are excellent. The EVF and manual focussing is awesome with peaking and it auto zooms in so you focus precisely on something. But changing lenses can be a pain on this, I get dust on my SLTs easily, I can't imaging how bad it would be on A7 when the sensor is in your face! (now I know why they show people changing lenses high up, coz on earth its no good )

These are apparently "flying out of the door" and the 35mm FE prime is constantly sold out becoz of the demand.


Someone bought one in the first shop I went to (yay!). In the second shop the sales rep was talking about it and he said - "the EVF is not as good as the OVF". At this point I interjected. They moved on to nikon and didn't buy anything but I must say I was really disappointed with the way the sales rep sold Sony (it was almost like - "you can buy this if you want it will take pictures but look at this flashy nikon instead coz I own it").

The sales of alphas was "slow but they are still selling ok".

But A99 was particularly slow... (I wonder why! cough***overpriced***cough...)


PIA to handhold but cool lens what more can I say

All 3 shops had sony sections (as well displayed as canikon, in fact sony part was the most attractive in one shop as they had a huge lego model of the Tower bridge in London!) and all current alphas were on display:

As far as bags went none of them had the ones I wanted to try out and the shop that did have it was closed

 nandbytes's gear list:nandbytes's gear list
Panasonic LX100 Sony Alpha a7 Sony Alpha a7R II Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS +3 more
Sony Alpha a7 Sony Alpha a99 Sony SLT-A77
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